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CVE-2015-3255 Detail

Current Description

The polkit_backend_action_pool_init function in polkitbackend/polkitbackendactionpool.c in PolicyKit (aka polkit) before 0.113 might allow local users to gain privileges via duplicate action IDs in action descriptions.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.6 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Insufficient_Info
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/polkit-devel/2015-July/000432.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2015-10/msg00010.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2015-11/msg00042.html
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1035023
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=83590
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1245673
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201611-07
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3717-2/

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:polkit_project:polkit:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
0.112


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-3255
NVD Published Date:
10/26/2015
NVD Last Modified:
07/27/2018